From LaToya Ferguson of The A.V. Club:
With sophisticated ignorance and unexpected heart, Schittâ€™s Creek finds riches
Based on the title, itâ€™s easy to assume thatÂ Schittâ€™s CreekÂ is a low-brow toilet-humor factory, completely unbefitting of Eugene Levy and Catherine Oâ€™Haraâ€™s combined talents. But instead of relying on oh-so-easy juvenile gags (some still come into play, especially in the pilot),Â Schittâ€™s CreekÂ isÂ a show of witty zingers, which grow progressively more melodramatic with every passing episode.
Surprisingly, the MVPs of the series arenâ€™t Eugene Levy (who is more of a straight man) and Oâ€™Hara. Their characters both have their momentsâ€”especially Oâ€™Haraâ€™sâ€”but itâ€™s Murphy and the younger Levy who are the true stars of the show. Even though all of the Roses are detached from the real world, it is the kids whose sheltered upbringing prevents them from fully understand their new surrounding and drives most of the showâ€™s humor. Continue reading.